Getting started in Word 365

Word Microsoft 365 (2021)    |    Beginner
  • 10 videos | 36m 24s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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In this course, learners can explore the basics of Word 365, the Microsoft's word processing program. If you have no experience with Word, this is the perfect course to choose when you begin using the program. First, learn how to open the application on your desktop from the Windows 10 interface. Next, you will explore many of the tools and functions available in the Start Page to create a document or open an existing one. You will also discover the tools available on the editing interface, for example, how to access the Ribbon, how to use the Backstage view, the Quick Access toolbar, and the Status bar. In this course, you will also learn how to perform basic tasks for editing a document, such as inserting text, undoing and redoing actions, and saving a document. Finally, you will also see how to share your documents via email. In order to practice, you will find the video samples in the Resources section.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this getting started in word 365 course
    Locate and pin the application
    Access tools and navigate the document
    Create and open a document
    Insert, move, and delete text
  • Use the copy function
    Use the undo function and saving versions of a document
    Save a document to the cloud
    Use the email function to send a message
    Work with templates


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    This video outlines the key concepts covered in Getting Started in Word 365 including finding and opening the application, inserting text, and saving a document. FREE ACCESS
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    Before you can start creating a Word document, you'll need to know how to find the application on your desktop. See how to access the app from your Windows 10 search box, start menu, and how to pin the app to your taskbar for quicker access. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Exploring Word
    3m 51s
    Using the Office ribbon, you can access the many different tools and functions available in Word. As well as the ribbon, it is also important to know how to use the File backstage view and the Quick Access Toolbar. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating & opening a document
    3m 35s
    If you want to use Word, you're going to have to know how to create or open a document. The method you use will depend on whether you are creating a new document or opening a pre-existing one. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting text
    3m 27s
    If you are going to use a word processor program, you're going to need to know how to input text. You can use the keyboard to insert your text, move along the line and create new lines, as well as delete any text that you have entered. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Cutting, copying & pasting
    4m 34s
    The copy function in Word is a useful tool for transferring text and other objects from one location to another. This can save you having to manually re-enter text if you want to use it elsewhere. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Undoing & redoing your actions
    3m 16s
    If you make a change to your document that you don't want to keep, then you will find the undo function very useful. Word stores a record of your recent actions, meaning that you can cancel and redo anything that you have done since creating or opening your document. It is also possible to save different versions of your document, which can be used as backups should you wish to make any major changes to the content. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Saving a document
    4m 31s
    You can save your documents in several different places when using Word. You will see how to save a document for the first time as well as how to save it to the cloud on your professional OneDrive and SharePoint accounts. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Sending your document via email
    4m 43s
    If you want to send your document to a colleague, you can use the Word integrated email function. This tool automatically creates a new email in your default email client and adds your document as an attachment. You can even specify the file format that you want to send. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using document templates
    3m 17s
    Word's templates are very useful if you do not have the time to create your own document. Templates come pre-formatted, allowing you to simply fill in the details. FREE ACCESS


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